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Recycle Right!

Published: 07/19/2019 2:11 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Please – no plastic bags in your blue cart.  Place them in your trash or, better yet, bring them to one of the many local retailers that recycle them.  Visit for a location near you.  And thank you for recycling right!

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Excessive Heat Watch Issued

Published: 07/19/2019 10:30 AM - Health Indicators

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Saturday
morning (07/20/19) through early evening Sunday (07/21/19). An Excessive Heat Watch is
issued for areas most likely to see heat index values of 105 degrees or higher, which is
expected for Saturday in the Greater Manchester region. While the beginning of it will arrive
today, the worst of the heat and humidity will be on Saturday and could last into Sunday as well.
These conditions may pose a health danger to the public, especially young children, elderly
adults, people who work outside, and those with chronic health conditions.

In response, the Manchester City Library (405 Pine Street) will be extending its hours of
operation for cooling purposes on Saturday (7/20/19) from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
other public places that are accessible by public transportation, such as the Mall of NH and local
swimming pools, are locations to consider for cooling purposes.

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Traffic Alert - Hula Hustle 5K/10K Road Race- Sunday July 21st 9AM (see full message for details)

Published: 07/18/2019 12:39 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Traffic Advisory The Manchester Police Department would like to advise the public that the Hula Hustle 5K/10K will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019. The race will begin at 9:00 am and the course is as follows; Course: Start at the Executive Health & Sports Center Exit rear of the Executive west t...

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Heat Advisories Continue

Published: 07/16/2019 3:04 PM - Health Indicators

The National Weather Service is forecasting an extended period of continued hot temperatures
and high humidity from mid-week through the weekend. Heat Advisories are likely during this
period. These conditions may pose a health danger to the public, especially young children and
elderly adults. Please pay special attention to the following information.

People tend to suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is
overloaded. Usually, the body cools itself by sweating, but in some cases sweating is not
enough. When that happens, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body
temperatures can damage the brain and other vital organs.

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Manchester School District Charter Commission

Published: 07/05/2019 10:00 AM - City Clerk Announcements

As the municipal filing period approaches (July 8, 2019 - July 19, 2019), this filing period will also include candidates interested in serving on the Manchester School District Charter Commission recently approved by the legislature (HB 544).  The nine candidates receiving the most votes from across the city at the November 5, 2019 Municipal General Election will go on to serve as the representatives tasked with developing a local procedure to revise, amend, or replace the Manchester school district charter.  Please note that at the time of this announcement, HB 544 has not been signed into law by Governor Sununu which could impact the necessity of electing candidates for this commission.     

For more information on filing for office, see our How to File for Office page and check out our informative “Candidate’s Guide to Municipal Office” for some often overlooked candidacy and campaign requirements.

The City Hall is CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Published: 07/03/2019 3:51 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The City Hall will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of Independence Day. City Hall will reopen for business at its normal time on Friday, July 5, 2019. Have safe and happy Independence Day.

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JULY 3rd-The Bridge St Bridge will be closed from 8AM-midnight due to the holiday fireworks display

Published: 07/03/2019 8:03 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Manchester Police Department advises you to AVOID the Bridge St Bridge from 8:00 AM to midnight on July 3rd due to the set up and launch of the holiday fireworks display. The Amoskeag Bridge, the Granite St Bridge, and the Queencity Bridge are all viable options for travel east/west across th...

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Upcoming Voter Registration Events

Published: 07/03/2019 - City Clerk Announcements

The Office of the City Clerk continues our commitment to making your election experience as pleasant as possible. In an effort to minimize waiting in long lines on Election Day, we will be conducting yet another series of Voter Registration Drives prior to the Municipal Primary Election on September 17, 2019.   Register to vote now so you don't wait in line on election day!  You can find us at the following community events in Manchester:

For more information on voter registration, check out our "How to Register" page, email us at or call us at (603) 624-6455.

Municpal Filing Period Opens

Published: 07/03/2019 - City Clerk Announcements

For those who are interested in serving your community on a local level, the municipal filing period is fast approaching in early July.  Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted when the filing period opens at 8:00 a.m. on July 8, 2019 through 5:00 p.m. on July 19, 2019.  There is no better way to make a difference in your local government than serving in any one of a variety of elected positions from mayor or alderman to ward moderator, ward clerk, or selectman. 

This filing period will also include candidates interested in serving on the Manchester School District Charter Commission recently approved by the legislature (HB 544).  The nine candidates receiving the most votes from across the city at the November 5, 2019 Municipal General Election will go on to serve as the representatives tasked with developing a local procedure to revise, amend, or replace the Manchester school district charter.  Please note that at the time of this announcement, HB 544 has not been signed into law by Governor Sununu which could impact the necessity of electing candidates for this commission.     

For more information on filing for office, see our How to File for Office page and check out our informative “Candidate’s Guide to Municipal Office” for some often overlooked candidacy and campaign requirements.

Manchester Parks and Recreation July Newsletter

Published: 07/03/2019 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Summer is always busy at the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery office, and this summer the projects are quite numerous. Check out the newsletter and see what is happening at all the construction sites.

We have activities going at the pools, Fun In The Sun, Fun Runs, etc. Get active and get fit for a healthier you!

Thanks for taking an interest in your Parks!

July Newsletter 

Credit Cards Accepted

Published: 07/02/2019 4:44 PM - City Clerk Announcements

The Office of the City Clerk now accepts credit cards
for all services provided in our office*.

Credit Card

There is a fee associated with each transaction of $1.95 or 2.7% of the total (whichever is greater).

No trash collection on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.

Published: 07/01/2019 3:35 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

There will be no trash, recycling or yard waste collection on Thursday July 4, 2019  in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Residents whose collection day falls on the holiday should place their items for pickup on the following day; all other residents should put their items out on their no...

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Amoskeag Bridge Traffic Detour 7/22-8/30 for Water Works Project

Published: 07/01/2019 3:25 PM - Water Works News


Beginning Monday, July 15th through Friday August 30th (six weeks), Manchester Water Works has contracted  to "slip-line" our water main crossing the Merrimack River hanging under the west-bound lane of the Amoskeag Bridge with PVC (putting a smaller pipe into an existing larger pipe).

MWW has approximately 900’ of 24” diameter ductile iron water main located within the superstructure of the west bound lane, of the Amoskeag Bridge. This water main was installed in 1969 and is now showing external corrosion at many of the expansion joints and couplings.

For the duration of the project, West Salmon St. at Elm St. will be closed to traffic traveling west onto the Bridge. West Salmon St. will be closed from Elm St to the on-ramp from Canal St. going west. Traffic will be re-directed to West Brook St. and down onto Canal St. Traffic will be able to access the Canal St. up-ramp to the Amoskeag Bridge.

Getting Married at City Hall?

Published: 06/12/2019 - City Clerk Announcements

For those looking to exchange vows before a Justice of the Peace at City Hall, temporary restrictions with our JP availability prevents us from scheduling any wedding ceremonies at City Hall after 3:00 p.m. through July 2019.  We apologize for any inconvenience over the next few weeks.  Call us now to lock in available times Monday through Friday and schedule a ceremony for your special day. 

You can reach us at 603-624-6455 or at

Manchester City Library News - Summer 2019

Published: 05/30/2019 4:00 PM - MCL Notes

The Manchester City Library and West Manchester Branch Library are going to be busy this summer! Learn about our summer reading programs for children and teens (and everything else we have going on) in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

See you at the library!

Mayor Craig Announces South Millyard Project Charrette

Published: 05/19/2019 8:18 AM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Residents, Property Owners and Stakeholders are invited to share visions for redevelopment on May 23

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced a South Millyard project charrette happening on Thursday, May 23. Residents, property owners, and stakeholders are invited to give their input to help shape the future of the South Millyard area in downtown Manchester.

Three project charrette sessions will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Manchester, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., and a final feedback session at 7:00 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to getting input from the businesses, residents and visitors regarding the South Millyard area,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “I encourage everyone to stop by, share ideas and learn more about this initiative.”

The South Millyard charrette is a direct result of the City of Manchester’s announcement to pursue a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to explore development in the South Commercial and South Elm Street areas of the Millyard.

BUILD grants can provide a unique opportunity for the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. They’re administered by USDOT to support communities to obtain funding for multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional projects that are more difficult to support through traditional DOT programs.

The South Millyard project charrette’s overall vision is to create a schematic design for downtown connection and a multimodal hub; a project with the potential to improve all types of transportation systems in order to ensure the city’s continued economic health and growth. All of downtown/Millyard is in the study area, but the BUILD grant project is focused on the area from Granite Street to Queen City Avenue (from north to south) and Elm Street across the river to Second Street (from east to west).

WHAT: South Millyard Project Charrette
WHEN: Thursday, May 23 
Workshop Sessions: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Feedback/Presentation Session: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: DoubleTree Downtown Manchester, 700 Elm St.

The South Millyard project charrette is free and open to the public.

Hepatitis A Outbreak in New Hampshire Accelerating

Published: 04/17/2019 8:23 AM - Health Indicators

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has announced that there has been a significant increase in the number of people in New Hampshire diagnosed with hepatitis A. The rate at which cases are being reported are concerning; 33 hepatitis A diagnoses were made in March alone. Since November 2018, 79 people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, compared to an average of 6 – 7 people annually in recent years. The hepatitis A cases diagnosed since November have occurred in the counties of Hillsborough (36), Strafford (17), Rockingham (10), Merrimack (10), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), Sullivan (1) and Carroll (1) Counties. One person from Merrimack County has died.

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Walk for your Health Spring Schedule 2019

Published: 04/10/2019 11:50 AM - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Walk for your Health is  a walking program hosted by the Manchester Parks, Recreation, and Cemeteries Division.  Walks are 3 days a week (MWF) starting at 9 AM. 

New this year there is a option to participate in Walk with Ease which will be at the same time and same walking route as the regular walks for the first 6 weeks. 

Spring Schedule 

Fun in the Sun Information 2019

Published: 04/05/2019 8:55 AM - Parks & Recreation Announcements


Mayor Craig and one2one USA Foundation Announce $45,000 grant to Manchester Community Health Center

Published: 04/04/2019 2:23 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Funds to be used to help pregnant mothers and their babies suffering from substance use disorder

New York-based one2one USA Foundation announced today it has awarded the Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) a $45,000 grant  to support the organization’s work in providing for the care of pregnant women and their newborn babies struggling from the opioid crisis.

Proceeds from the grant are designated to create a new health and social services position within MCHC to provide local women with the medical and social welfare services they need and their unborn children deserve. The position is expected to serve about 100 local babies born each year with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) to mothers struggling with addiction, a rate that has increased fivefold in New Hampshire between 2005 and 2015, according to the University of New Hampshire and New Futures Kids Count. 

Following an introduction at the National League of Cities, Mayor’s Institute on Opioids, one2one USA Foundation worked closely with Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig in determining how to best deploy the grant in order to have the greatest impact.

“This grant exemplifies the generosity of our community and ensures we have the resources we need to solve complex problems,” said Mayor Craig. “This funding for the Manchester Community Health Center will help a vulnerable population within our city, and I want to thank one2one Foundation and its donors for helping us address an area of critical need in Manchester.”

The grant is made possible by the unique mission of the one2one USA Foundation, which cuts through bureaucratic red tape by allowing donors to target donations to specific causes and individual needs. In this instance, the Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, worked with a couple from New York, who spend time in southern New Hampshire, to establish the New Hampshire Opioid Relief program, which provided the grant.

“The generosity of one2one USA and its donors will go a long way in our effort to help newborns and their mothers overcome the challenges of opioid addiction,” says Kris McCracken, president of MCHC. “Through their good work we now have the ability to make an immediate impact in our community, improving the lives of the most vulnerable among us. Research shows the success rate of weaning babies off opioids is high when they quickly receive the medical and social services they need. This grant aims to enable hospitals and organizations to do just that.”

Statewide, New Hampshire suffers from the second-highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in the country. In 2016 (the latest year for which numbers are available), there were 437 opioid-related overdose deaths­­­ in New Hampshire—nearly three times higher than the national rate.

Manchester Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center that specializes in providing high-quality, comprehensive, family-oriented primary health care, is making significant headway in combating the opioid epidemic by providing, among other services, Medication-Assisted Treatment to patients with opioid and other substance abuse disorders.

Individuals can learn more about how they can support important causes to them by going to All donations are tax exempt.


Mayor Craig Announces iFundWomen NH Crowdfunding Platform for Women Entrepreneurs

Published: 03/07/2019 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Mayor Craig, The Center for Women and Enterprise, the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, and iFundWomen join forces to launch a crowdfunding experience dedicated to providing New Hampshire women entrepreneurs with the capital, coaching, creative and connections needed to start and grow businesses.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – March 7, 2019 - Today, on the eve of International Women’s Day 2019, Mayor Joyce Craig, the Center for Women and Enterprise, the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, and iFundWomen, the only crowdfunding ecosystem designed for female entrepreneurs, announced the launch of iFundWomen New Hampshire, a statewide initiative to drive funding to early-stage women-led businesses.

There are 12.3 million female entrepreneurs in the United States alone, and with female founders starting businesses at 4.8 times the national average, it is without question that women-owned firms in the State of New Hampshire have the potential to play a much bigger role in the local economy. 

Despite advancements, funding options for these female entrepreneurs remain limited with women only receiving 2.2% of the venture capital dollars allocated. This leaves few traditional options for female business owners who are left to max out credit cards or take out loans to fund their startups.  iFundWomen New Hampshire is a solution to this funding problem, providing women-owned businesses with the access to capital they need to help them successfully launch and grow, create jobs, and have a positive impact on New Hampshire’s economic development.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for women entrepreneurs across our State,” said Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig. “By establishing a system that helps female business owners gain access to capital, we can make our New Hampshire business landscape more representative of those who live here.”

All women-led businesses that are launching, growing, pivoting, or marketing their product or service in the State of New Hampshire are strongly encouraged to sign up for the inaugural cohort. Entrepreneurs who sign up will have the option to start their crowdfunding campaigns immediately or receive coaching first. They will have access to video production services, a community of entrepreneurs utilizing the iFundWomen platform, as well as local, one-on-one crowdfunding coaching, offered by New Hampshire entrepreneur and iFundWomen Certified Crowdfunding Coach, Kristin Hardwick. “I’m thrilled to help bring iFundWomen to New Hampshire because it’s an amazing service that I wished I had when starting out. Being able to serve and support this community is an exciting honor,” said Hardwick.

“It is critical that female founders of New Hampshire have access to a crowdfunding platform that provides them with a low-risk, efficient path to funding, allowing them to prove demand for their products or services before they invest in supply, all without the risk of going into debt funding their startups. Together we are heeding the call, and bringing iFundWomen New Hampshire to life,” said Karen Cahn, Founder and CEO of iFundWomen. “When women empower women, the whole world benefits, and the fact that Nancy Pearson, Director of the Center for Women and Enterprise in New Hampshire, saw this opportunity and immediately connected with Mayor Craig to launch this cohort speaks volumes about their commitment to the women entrepreneurs in New Hampshire.”

The Center for Women and Enterprise has worked with more than 46,000 Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont entrepreneurs since 1995. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that focuses on assisting veterans, active duty service members and their families with starting and growing their business.

“Funding is one of the biggest hurdles for women entrepreneurs, and I’ve been keeping an eye on the success stories on the iFundWomen crowdfunding platform, which was created by women for women,” said Pearson. “New Hampshire women entrepreneurs are typically right on, or ahead of, national trends, so 2019 is the perfect time to jointly launch this initiative in the Granite State.”

Finally, the iFundWomen New Hampshire cohort is made possible in part by the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, a statewide foundation investing in opportunity and equality for women and girls in New Hampshire. “The Women’s Foundation is proud to support the Center for Women and Enterprise and iFundWomen New Hampshire because we believe providing tools, resources and funding to women business owners will positively impact women, families, and communities across the Granite State. We are excited to see this statewide initiative grow,” says Tanna Clews, CEO.


NH Department of Health and Human Services Notifies of International Traveler With Measles

Published: 03/04/2019 - Health Indicators

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) received a report of an international traveler visiting New Hampshire who has been diagnosed with measles, and traveled to New Hampshire when they were able to transmit the virus to others. This person traveled by bus on February 26, 2019 from South Station in Boston, MA, to the Manchester, NH Transportation Center. Any person who rode the same bus is considered exposed to measles, and any person who was present or transited through South Station in Boston, MA on February 26, 2019 from about 8:30 pm through midnight is potentially exposed.

Any individual meeting these criteria needs to urgently review their measles vaccination or immunity status. Individuals who are not vaccinated or immune, or have questions about their immunization status, are encouraged to contact DPHS as soon as possible at 603-271-4496 (603-271-5300 after hours) and ask for the public health nurse on call. Anyone who was potentially exposed and is not immune needs immediate vaccination to help prevent development of measles.

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Manchester City Library News - Spring 2019

Published: 02/25/2019 6:30 PM - MCL Notes

Thank you for subscribing to MCL Notes!  Inside you will find information about programs, events, and news items for the Manchester libraries over the next several months.  Read all about it here!


Published: 02/20/2019 - Tax Collector Announcements

Credit card payments are now accepted in person at the Tax Office for property taxes & motor vehicle transactions.

Mastercard,Visa,Discover And American Express Credit Card will be accepted.

There is a 2.75% service fee, minimum $1.95. All convenience fees are collected by the credit card processer and not the City of Manchester.

We will continue to accept the following payment types:

Cashier checks
Money orders
Bank checks
Travelers checks





Mayor Joyce Craig to Participate in Waypoint’s Fifth Annual SleepOut

Published: 02/19/2019 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

For the second year in a row, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig will spend a night outside to raise awareness and money for homeless youth in New Hampshire.

Craig is participating in Waypoint’s fifth annual SleepOut, an event dedicated to raising community awareness and funds to help stabilize and transform the lives of homeless youth in New Hampshire. The event will take place on March 22 in downtown Manchester at Stanton Plaza in front of the DoubleTree Hotel.

“I’m looking forward to participating in Waypoint’s SleepOut again this year,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “Homelessness is a moral challenge, and we must address it with empathy and resolve. By raising funds and supporting organizations such as Waypoint, our community will ensure homeless youth have access to the critical support they need.”

The Mayor will be joined by her entire office at the SleepOut, including Chief of Staff Ryan Mahoney, Policy and Strategic Outreach Director Lauren Smith and Community Outreach Director Donald Stokes.

Waypoint works to stabilize the lives of more than 1,500 runaway, homeless and at-risk youth in Manchester, Concord, Littleton and the Seacoast every year. They provide basic needs such as food and clothing, and connections to shelter and medical care. In addition, Waypoint provides mental health and substance abuse counseling and helps youth with educational advocacy, employment, and housing.

To learn more about Waypoint’s SleepOut event, visit their website. If you’d like to support Mayor Craig’s team, donate here.

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